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Ingredients

2 sticks margarine or butter (1/2 pound)
8 ounces Velveeta cheese
2 pounds powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup chopped nuts, pecans or walnuts
2 teaspoons of vanilla

Instructions

Grease sides and bottom of 9x13x2-inch glass (Pyrex) pan. Set aside. In a large saucepan or dutch oven, melt margarine and cheese (cut cheese into small chunks). Use medium heat and do not cover. Sift together sugar and cocoa; add to melted margarine and cheese and stir until smooth. Add vanilla and nutmeats. Mix thoroughly. Working quickly, spoon mixture into greased pan and spread evenly. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator until firm.

Rose Neppl
Moline



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